Sunday, January 20, 2008

Oh, So That's Where My Balls Are At

This afternoon, I was transferring a load of E's clothes into the dryer and the dryer balls that normally live in there were missing. I never take them out, so I was convinced I was losing my mind. I looked everywhere - behind the machine, in the cabinet, in the trash, in yesterday's clean clothes, every surface of the bathroom.

But, I never looked in the bathtub.

I never would have. It would have just been a fun, what-the-hell, surprise tomorrow morning. However, I got suspicious when I witnessed the child in the middle of her newest make-mommy-crazy trick.

I was in her room, directly across from the bathroom, folding even more clothes. I had the dryer door open, as I was about to empty that load. E was happily playing in the hallway, and then moved into the bathroom. And headed straight for the dryer.

One sock clutched in her chubby hand, she slid herself across the floor and carefully deposited it in the tub. Then slid back to the dryer and grabbed a t-shirt. And carefully deposited that in the tub.

After she got through three or four more articles of clothing, I stopped laughing long enough to go check out the bathtub and see what was in there. In addition to the recent additions, there were two washcloths, four socks, a pair of pants and a diaper cover. And, of course, my dryer balls.

Lesson learned - shut the dryer. Always. And check the tub when something is lost.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Ah, yes! Regular Houdini's they are! All kids are magicians and pirates, hiding their booty!

Veronica said...

Mine likes climbing into the dryer. Silly children!

Amy also drops EVERYTHING into the bath tub. It's okay when the tub is empty, but because we are on tank water, the bath is generally full of water saved for the garden. *sigh*

Genevieve Choate said...

LOL Howwww cuteeee!

Corey~living and loving said...

Found you thru top momma...I'm on there as well. :)

love this story. I just love babes....and the silly things they do.

have a great day!